Bad writing day and advice- via Chuck Wendig

There are days when being a writer makes you feel like you are a Creator God, Designer of Worlds, Breaker and Maker of Destinies. But some characters, like man, are prone to do, they turn around and say, “Fuck you Creator God, I’m gonna do what I want!” and they destroy that perfectly structured PLANContinue reading “Bad writing day and advice- via Chuck Wendig”

February Update

Hi Everyone, Where did January go??? Got a not so crazy feeling that this year is going to be full on! Things are going down in the weird writing world of Amy. So far this year I have: *Completed another re-write of Jael/Mychal book. I have a draft that I’ve proof read and while itContinue reading “February Update”

Origins of WYLT : The Blood Lake Chronicles

Wylt’s launch is one week away! Thank you to all of the lovely ARC readers who have given me feedback in time for me to fix a few formatting mistakes so the finished copy is perfect. This blog is going to be as spoiler free as possible but I wanted to share with you howContinue reading “Origins of WYLT : The Blood Lake Chronicles”

Roses and Rot – Thoughts on Art and Faerie

Last weekend I tried to implement a ‘Writing and Study Free Weekend’ and ended up reading Roses and Rot by Kat Howard from e-cover to e-cover. What would you sacrifice for everything you ever dreamed of? Imogen¬†has grown up reading fairy tales about mothers who die and make way for cruel stepmothers. As a child,Continue reading “Roses and Rot – Thoughts on Art and Faerie”

The Red Shoes – Free Short Story

  The first short story up is The Red Shoes. For those who got the second edition of The Eagle Key you will already be familiar with it but I thought it was a good one to share for others.  This story was actually a nightmare of mine..the Autumn Queen and I have a long history together.Continue reading “The Red Shoes – Free Short Story”

Defending YA: My Recommendations Round 2.

Round Two, I give you Sarah J Maas. It was really hard to write this blog without going full spoiler because the writer in me wants to go critical analysis on these books and I will with the slightest provocation…thats maybe a post for another day. It was this series in particular that roused meContinue reading “Defending YA: My Recommendations Round 2.”

Books Of Magic

I love reading books about magic of all stripes and stamps, the more original the better. ¬†Over the last 12 months I’ve read some great fiction so I thought I would share my favourites that I am sure I will find time to read again and again. The Peter Grant Series – Ben Aaronovitch IContinue reading “Books Of Magic”

Keys, Rogues and Faerie

On Wednesday the 10th of October 2012 I started writing a story that would  become “The Eagle Key.” I wrote the story in a 6 week blur, churning out thousands of words a day in an unexpected flow. If there was ever any doubt that writing could heal, could save, than “The Eagle Key” isContinue reading “Keys, Rogues and Faerie”